| May 14, 2024

VP Data Collection, Management and Analysis

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Website Opportunity Finance Network

Want to join a smart, dedicated, diverse team addressing one of the greatest threats to our communities? OFN is looking for a talented individual to serve as our Vice President, Data Collection, Management, and Analysis (VP) to lead the Data Collection, Analysis, and Management team. The VP is responsible for leading and overseeing data collection projects; designing, managing, and maintaining a relational database system and data warehouse; accessing and compiling data from third-party data sources; conducting quantitative data analyses, developing quality assurance processes; producing data visualizations; supervising and developing research staff; and contributing to the execution of OFN’s research agenda and projects. Come join us and help build the infrastructure OFN needs to deepen our impact and scale the community development finance industry in the years ahead!

 

OFN is the nation’s leading investment intermediary and network CDFIs serving rural, urban, and Native communities across the United States. With over $1 billion in total assets under management, OFN manages a national membership network of over 410 mission-driven lenders and CDFIs, including community development loan funds, credit unions, green banks, community development banks, minority depository institutions, and venture capital funds. OFN is a trusted investment partner to the public, private, and philanthropic sectors – foundations, corporations, banks, government agencies, and others. For more than 30 years, our team has helped partners invest in communities to catalyze change and create economic opportunities for people and places traditional finance doesn’t reach.

 

To learn more, visit www.ofn.org

 

People who work at OFN come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. If you have:

  • Passion for the mission and true believer in our core purpose.
  • Courage to be a fearless advocate who is confident and resilient in our fight to drive capital into low-income communities.
  • Smart, quick seekers of knowledge who thrive on creating and developing new strategies, products, and programs for increasing capital to communities we serve.
  • Desire to be a collaborative team player who possesses humility and a willingness to lean in all areas of our work.

Come be a part of our growing diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff. At OFN, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply nonetheless. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

 

This position is based in Washington, D.C. All staff currently work a hybrid schedule.

 

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Data Collection, Management, and Analysis team within OFN’s Research department.
  • Lead and oversee collection of original CDFI data via surveys, interviews, and other collection methods.
  • Oversee the evolution of the Annual Member Survey project, which is OFN’s annual collection of financial, lending activity, staffing, outcomes, and other data elements from members.
  • Manage and maintain OFN’s various data assets in a relational database system.
  • Oversee technology solutions and systems to store, access, and analyze data, as well as data security protocols and processes.
  • Design, manage, and maintain an organizational data warehouse that is a resource to all OFN staff, including those outside of the Research department.
  • Access and compile data from various third-party administrative data sources (e.g., Small Business Administration’s 7(a) and 504 loan level data, de-identified Transaction Level Reports and Annual Certification Reports from the CDFI Fund, and socioeconomic and demographic indicators from the Census).
  • Fulfill data requests from OFN staff, members, and external partners.
  • Ensure data integrity through quantitative data analyses, including descriptive and multivariate analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal data.
  • Advise, oversee, and review data analyses conducted by team members.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance processes for quantitative data analysis.
  • Produce data visualizations, such as maps, graphs, and infographics.
  • Develop staff skills in data collection, management, and analysis.
  • Contribute to the execution of OFN’s research agenda and projects.
  • Perform other activities as requested by the Senior Vice President, Research.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years of work experience in lieu of a degree; master’s
  • degree a plus.
  • 3-7 years direct experience collecting, managing, and analyzing quantitative data required.
  • 3-7 years professional experience in database management using SQL is required.
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in project management and managing staff.
  • Advanced experience with quantitative analysis software (e.g., R, Stata), data visualization and mapping software (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, ArcGIS), and online survey software (e.g., Qualtrics) is required.
  • Experience with accessing, managing, and analyzing third-party administrative data sources is required.
  • Experience designing and administering online surveys is preferred.
  • Professional experience in community development finance and with nonprofit financial statements is highly beneficial.
  • Digital literacy with advanced SQL, Tableau or Power BI, and Stata required.
  • Strong organizational skills, patience, and attention to detail required.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse constituents is required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance the demands of working on multiple tasks simultaneously independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to community development is highly beneficial.
  • Limited travel required <10%.
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel.
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.

 

 

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